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    Default Re: what did people do before they had plastic drink bottles?

    we have electrolytes available for staff.
    they find they don't get as tired.
    salt doesn't stop cramps and there is often heaps of salt in most guys diets. the stuff we have is a low salt version.

    at the moment i just have water. usually only go through 1 litre because i'm inside.
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    Default Re: what did people do before they had plastic drink bottles?

    Who would want to drink directly from public/school water fountains now .

    I fill up my plastic water bottle from a tap (actually a home water filter) . I bet many do the same .
    back in the day, before bottled water was so common, I used to buy Coke or other fizzy drinks.

    Was once a time when people didnt buy milk .
    Why the sudden need to drink so much milk.

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    Default Re: what did people do before they had plastic drink bottles?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Was once a time when people didnt buy milk .
    We used to get free Milk at school.

    It was mandatory to leave it sitting in the Sun to curdle and shortly after drinking it the Caretakers (known as the Sawdust Man) job started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Was once a time when people didnt buy milk .
    Why the sudden need to drink so much milk.
    When was that? We have always had milk. When we lived in Wellington in the 50s milk was delivered each morning by horse and cart and we had it on our breakfast cereal - usually Weetbix. Not only that, crates of milk were delivered to all the schools and we had a half pint through a paper straw at our morning break. Because it was left outside it was usually warm but welcome. It was acknowledged that milk was good for growing children.
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    Default Re: what did people do before they had plastic drink bottles?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Why the sudden need to drink so much milk.
    Who does?
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Who does?
    We do. We go through about 6 litres a week. We have milk on our cereal and in our coffee and occasionally SWMBO makes a milk pudding. Yummy.

    There was a time - about 20 years or so ago - when a glass bottle of milk (600ml) cost about 10c but then, of course, there was a government subsidy. No longer, unfortunately.

    The glass milk bottle was also recyclable. When we went to buy a bottle of milk we always took the empty bottle to swap for a full bottle, otherwise you would be charged for the bottle. That was also the case in the 50s when milk was delivered to your gate. Those were the days when recycling was not common.
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    Default Re: what did people do before they had plastic drink bottles?

    Before the plastic water bottles came into play ,hardened clay and glass were used for storage of water, but they were heavy and brittle.
    The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. The bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.

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    When I was in East Timor 1999/2000 I noticed the locals who I worked with all day were not drinking much water. Weather there pretty hot saw 40 deg C on the temperature gauge a few times. So I paced myself with them drunk when they did and the same amount and found after a few weeks I was sweet. I used to write helicopter stuff on my arm and found when I was first there couldnt do because I was sweating within a few weeks I could write notes on my skin. Pretty sure others in the contingent were drinking too much water and diluting their electrolytes and getting sick thinking they were dehydrated and drinking more water. All I was wearing was a pair of thin rayon shorts and sandals and I tanned out darker than some of the locals.
    So when in Rome do as the Romans do.
    Personally I think plastic bottled water is a crime against the planet it cost lots of fuel to shift heavy water for distribution plus oil involved in the PET bottle.
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    When I was a young fella working in the woolstores , we didn't drink water at all. This was while doing heavy work, as normal in those places. What we had at smokos and lunchtime was hot strong sweet tea. Nothing to drink between this breaks. Best of all to quench our thirst. Never had a problem with "Hydration"

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    Default Re: what did people do before they had plastic drink bottles?

    In the old days it was strong farm brewed cider for the workers in the field, we should go back to those days.

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